[ as-i-tin ]
/ ˈæs ɪ tɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C5H10O4: used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.

Nearby words

  1. acetic acid,
  2. acetic anhydride,
  3. acetic ether,
  4. acetify,
  5. acetimeter,
  6. aceto-,
  7. acetoacetate,
  8. acetoacetic acid,
  9. acetoacetyl-coa,
  10. acetobacter

Origin of acetin

First recorded in 1870–75; acet- + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for acetin

  • Determine the acetin value of the residue at in terms of glycerol.

    Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
  • The glycerine may also be determined by the acetin or bichromate methods after driving off the alcohol and ether if so desired.

    Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
  • An approximation to the quantity can be obtained from the spread between the acetin and bichromate results on such distillates.

    Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
  • Determine the apparent percentage of glycerol in the sample by the acetin process as described.

    Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen